Welcome to my web page. New in the published writing world, I invite you to join me on my journey in learning about the power of the written word. As a teacher of English, German, ancient history, journalism, humanities, I also am an archaeologist, a photo archivist, traveler, writer, mother of three, grandmother of eight, and great grandmother to one – these are just some of the different hats I have worn over the years.
My first published historical novel, Journey of the Cheyenne Warrior, began my writing career. And my second book, Last Real Cowboy, follows Jonathan (from New York City) as he rides the Chisholm Trail in 1871, then later in life rides the Cherokee Outlet Land Run in the Oklahoma Territory in 1893. This fall I will be working on the second book in the Native American trilogy--Spirit Journey; Sunshine's Song. Brave Eagle’s daughter, Sunshine, marries mountain man, Joe Morgan, and begins her personal journey. She has two half-breed sons before Joe abandons her in a Lakota village. The third book will tell about his other daughter, Gentle Woman, whom a Comanche warrior captures on a raid. Gentle Woman learns about life as a Comanche third wife. I also have written a Civil War historical fiction novel -- a story of a real soldier in the Army of Tennessee. This book includes 18 letters Frank writes to his wife, Laura.
I love to do research and try to blend many fascinating details with true historical events in my stories – along with interesting main characters. I hope you readers and lovers of historical fiction books will follow me on my new writing adventures.
Kathleen Gibbs has a Bachelor’s Degree in Language Arts from the University of Oklahoma and a Master’s Degree in Southwestern Studies from the University of Central Oklahoma. Now retired, she was a high school teacher for 30 years, worked at the Oklahoma Historical Society in Photo Archives for two years, and was State President of the Oklahoma Anthropological Society for four years. She lives in Bethany, Oklahoma.
Please check out the BOOKS, IN PROGRESS, EVENTS, and BLOG tabs at the top of this page for more information. Now adding India Finds a Home, my first tween children's book. This is the story of an abandoned dog who lives in a shelter until she gets chosen to go on the Fetch Fido a Flight plane trip to a new home in Oregon. At the end of her story is a section about 5 real dogs who were saved from being euthanized and actually did get to go on the Fido Flight and found new homes and families. This book will melt your heart.